In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!

If I wasn’t creating this card today, heck, yeah!, I would definitely be cuddling up with a book.  I am in South Carolina and we rarely get any snowy weather in my little corner of the State.  Well, we certainly got it! Snow Day!  A perfect time for hunkering down with my nose in aContinue reading “In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!”

Flowing Flowers – I Like You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#380) is a sketch. Each week at The Inque Spot Studio, I issue a personal challenge to my clients to play along with me.  It is a way to engage all to keep stamping when we cannot get together.  This week the challenge was to try a technique usingContinue reading “Flowing Flowers – I Like You”

Color & Contour – Elegant Greeting Card

Playing in the Studio today with the Global Design Project (#324) Challenge.  Casing a card from Connie Collins and mixing it up with the TGIF (#350) Color Challenge. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Night of Navy cardstock. Background Panel (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Night of Navy cardstock. FourContinue reading “Color & Contour – Elegant Greeting Card”

Friendly Hello – Best Birthday

Playing in the Studio today. I started with the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#113).  The colors Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, White, Black and Gold were rumbling around in my head… I took a look at the new Sale-a-bration FREE Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper pack colors which included: Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, Very Vanilla, BasicContinue reading “Friendly Hello – Best Birthday”

Brilliant Wings Butterfly – Thinking of You

Playing around with the current Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#514) and mixing it up by Water Coloring for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge (December) with the colors suggested by the TGIF Challenges (#345). I opted to create an A2 card instead of a Square card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” xContinue reading “Brilliant Wings Butterfly – Thinking of You”

Bearing Gifts – Believe

One last deadline for today… The current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#449) was flipped to the horizontal position as it better suited my chosen focal image stamp. Other influences: Colors (Green, Red, Gold and Silver), Plaid Ribbon Trims and the Kraft Colored Tree and Shelf – The Card Concept (#165); Tools (Die-Cuts and both Heat-SetContinue reading “Bearing Gifts – Believe”

Nature’s Beauty – Thinking of You (at Christmas)

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#285) is to use Shades of Brown. I chose Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. I selected the current card layout from the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#534) and the Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Theme to bring my design ideas together.Continue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Thinking of You (at Christmas)”

Many Mates – You’re Just So Fabulous

Welcome back! Having a play with a number of challenges… Sketch: Sunday Stamps (#270); Theme: As You See It (#264); Style and Theme : Happy Little Stampers CAS November; and the power of four, Alphabet Letter “Q” . Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock BackgroundContinue reading “Many Mates – You’re Just So Fabulous”

Snow is Glistening – Tumbling Snowflakes

Welcome back!  Today I created a clean and simple card – for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#445) and the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge (November 2021) using the lovely Snowflake Stencil from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. BackgroundContinue reading “Snow is Glistening – Tumbling Snowflakes”

Blessings of Home – Watercolor Floral

Rainy dark day…perfect for hanging out in the Studio. Working with the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#684).  The challenge is to pick a sketch layout from the Archives and I chose (#313) from June 7, 2014.  I opted to create an A2 card instead of a Square card. You know I like to mix things up. Continue reading “Blessings of Home – Watercolor Floral”